Advanced Level

Advanced level training is one year in duration and is aimed at preparing the trainee for consultant practice. Trainees are able to specialise in neuroanaesthesia, cardiothoracic anaesthesia or paediatric anaesthesia if their career aspiration is to practice in a tertiary referral centre. For those trainees who wish to follow a generalist’s career in a district general hospital or equivalent, they will complete one year of general duties. A trainee may specialise in a single area in general duties or complete a number of units.

In preparation for consultant practice, the learning is focussed on building expertise in the chosen area of practice and greater exposure to the professional competencies such as leadership, team working and management.

Table of Contents for Annex E (Advanced Level Training)

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  • Glossary of terms
  • Assessment method decode

Advanced training

  • Domain 1 – Clinical practice
  • Domain 2 – Team working
  • Domain 3 – Leadership
  • Domain 4 – Innovation
  • Domain 5 – Management
  • Domain 6 – Education
  • Anaesthesia for neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurocritical care
  • Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic critical care

General duties

  • Airway management
  • ENT, maxillo-facial and dental surgery
  • General, urological and gynaecological surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Vascular
  • Day surgery
  • Sedation and conscious sedation in dentistry
  • Orthopaedics
  • Regional
  • Trauma and stabilisation
  • Transfer medicine
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain medicine
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Plastics/Burns
  • Blueprint of workplace based assessments mapped against the advanced level competences


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